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Title Pair of iron spurs
Nationality British
Period c 1770-1815
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These are heavy duty military/hunting examples in polished iron. As the 19th century wore on, the shanks got shorter and tended to lose their sepentine shape. The buckle was normally worn on the outside instep of the boot, secured by a leather strap or small chain under the instep, with another one running over it.

These are in reasonable shape, having been carefully hand cleaned. There is still extensive evidence of old corrosion visible. They were probably made in Birmingham, London or Sheffield, at that time the main centres for horse furniture production, in England at any rate.

The depth of the spur (from the inside heel to the front of the spur) is 8.2 cm and the width is 8 cm, one slightly smaller than the other.

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[Horse Furniture : Spurs : British : 18th Century]

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It came on Wednesday, in perfect condition, excellent piece. I will be ordering from you soon I'm sure, many thanks.

P A, UK, 04.05.2008

I am just dropping your company a line to say thank you for the 2nd WW Iron Cross, that my brother has purchased off your site Thursday evening. We received it 1st class today and it is in excellent condition. Many thanks again.

J B, UK, 15.10.2005

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